"As an orthodox Catholic, I just don't see any problem with it," Aguilar said. "Catholics are not anti-gay. We understand the dignity of every human person, and everyone, including LGBT people, are created in the image of Our Lord."
Catholics "must understand that this president has been very strong on conscience protections and on religious freedom," Aguilar said, including the religious freedom of business owners-such as photographers and bakers-to conscientiously decline to serve same-sex weddings.
The administration sided with Christian cake-maker Jack Phillips in his case at the Supreme Court against a mandate that he serve a same-sex wedding; the Justice Department argued in a friend-of-the-court brief that "[f]orcing Phillips to create expression for and participate in a ceremony that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs invades his First Amendment rights" in an unconstitutional way.
The Log Cabin Republicans ad noted that Trump is "the first president in American history to be pro-gay marriage from his first day in office."
But Presidential nominee Joe Biden, Aguilar said, is "one of the biggest proponents of the radical LGBT agenda."
While Trump opposed the criminalization of homosexuality in his 2019 speech at the UN General Assembly, President Obama said at the UN in 2011 that "no country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere." Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in 2011 that the administration "defends the rights of LGBT people as part of our comprehensive human rights policy and as a foreign policy priority."
President Barack Obama's administration created the position of special envoy for the human rights of LGBT persons, at the State Department--a position Biden has promised to fill again.